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Mizzou vs Arkansas
Mizzou vs Arkansas
Missouri defensive ends Markus Golden and Shane Ray vs. Arkansas tackles Dan Skipper and Brey Cook: Golden and Ray are the third-most-productive pair of defensive linemen in the country. They’ve already combined for 115 tackles, 331/2 tackles for loss and 22 sacks this season. After Ray picked up six sacks in the first five SEC games, Golden followed with four in the past two. Arkansas only throws 39 percent of the time, but Skipper and Cook have helped make sure their quarterbacks only get sacked once every 23.5 attempts. Like the rest of the Razorbacks’ offensive line, they’re gigantic. Skipper (6-foot-10, 326 pounds) and Cook (6-7, 314) can use their reach advantage to try and keep Golden and Ray at arm’s length. Or Golden and Ray can use their speed advantage to outflank the behemoths.
They average 6-6, 328 pounds. Combined, they weigh 0.82 tons. The biggest line Missouri has faced previously this season — Florida — ran about 6-6, 310.
"We don’t have a problem with how big they are," senior defensive tackle Lucas Vincent said. "We lift weights, too. We’re SEC, too. They’re big, we’re big. They’ll try to move us back. We’ll try to get past them."
MU and Arkansas are working on a trophy for the Battle Line rivalry per a release. Gets presented to winner at home hoops game against loser— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) November 26, 2014
There's still time for us to manufacture our own!
Bielema said Arkansas is wearing red jerseys, red pants even though they're on the road Friday.— Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) November 27, 2014
Apparently, Arkansas received permission to wear all red uniforms from Mizzou.
The turnaround hushed the worriers (present company included) that wondered if Pinkel’s career had entered the downside as soon as the Tigers entered the rugged SEC terrain. This is among the reasons why I believe this is Pinkel’s most compelling season.
Very simply, Missouri makes plays when absolutely needed. It's why the Tigers are first in the SEC in red zone offense, scoring 33-of-35 times (94.3 percent), why they lead the league in sacks with 40 and why they are second in turnover margin with a plus nine.
Enemy perspective: Arkansas Fight
Hint: Brandon Allen is probably playing.
Missouri fans, that's who. It's dang near impossible for us to talk to Tigers fans without them bringing up that game from nearly 7 years ago. It's crazy. Like that's the only game that ever happened and Arkansas went into it with full effort. Please. Regardless, if you want to talk old bowl games, they always seem to forget the 2003 Independence Bowl when the Hogs and Missouri were both at full strength and the Hogs won. That never gets brought up.
Drew Lock and Hale Hentges
Sounds like Hale Hentges will be taking an unofficial visit to Mizzou Friday and sounds like Drew Lock is still recruiting him. Also, SORUCES say this may be more than just a courtesy visit.
Speaking of Drew Lock:
That campus will be the University of Missouri, where his father played offensive line in the ’80s. There, fans may be treated to some eye-opening stuff, from an athlete who was also recruited to play in college (because of course he was) for his abilities as a shooting guard in basketball. Indeed, the tale of Lock may reaffirm how well the skills of a multi-sport athlete, in his case on the hardwood — precision footwork, quick releases and clutch decision-making — translates so well onto the gridiron.
And since we're on the topic of recruiting:
"We always feel like we're the best class," Jimmie Hunt -- one of those four-stars -- said, with a laugh. "2010? I think we came in with the best class that ever came through Mizzou, if I'm not mistaken."
Dave Steckel, Recognized
Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel is one of 40 assistant coaches nominated for the Frank Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top assistant coach. The Tigers have had one of the top defenses in the SEC this season since conference play started, ranking third in the league in points per game allowed (19.9), second in yards per game allowed (302.6) and first in yards per play allowed (4.19).
Shane Ray and Anthony Sherrils
Missouri redshirt freshman safety Anthony Sherrils, a graduate of Hogan Prep, sat out last season after suffering a traumatic brain injury from a car wreck on campus, but he’s back and thrilled to help the Tigers’ effort for a second straight berth in the SEC Championship Game.
Mizzou Basketball takes down Chaminade
"Freshman," Anderson replied when asked about Gill-Caesar’s struggles. "The further along you go, the harder it’s going to get, because they’re going to guard you. When they look — they just gave me this score sheet, and when you look on this score sheet, it says, ‘Montaque Gill-Caesar. He’s the leading scorer.’ So they’re going to guard you.
It was against Chaminade, yes, but Namon Wright and Montaque Gill-Caesar combined for 39 points on 18 shots. Wright 7/7 for 21 pts in 25 min— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) November 27, 2014
Seems like Teki stepped up.
Gill-Caesar added another four 3-pointers, all in the second half, including three in the final eight minutes after Chaminade had trimmed what had been an 18-point lead down to 54-48. Gill-Caesar finished with 18 points, 16 of them coming after halftime.
Led by freshman guards Namon Wright and Montaque Gill-Caesar, the Tigers left the island with a 74-60 win and evened their record at 3-3. Wright, whose role expanded with each game here, scored a career-high 21 points. Gill-Caesar, coming off a dreadful showing in Tuesday’s loss to Purdue, scored 18 points. Freshman guard Tramaine Isabell added a career-best nine points, while freshman forward D’Angelo Allen filled in for Williams with his typical blend of energy and defense.
Mizzou Swimming ranked
The No. 3 ranking is the highest in program history, besting the No. 7 ranking the squad earned on Dec. 11, 2013.
Missouri junior Lauren Reedy on Tuesday was named the Southeastern Conference Female Diver of the Week, marking the second time this season she collected the honor.
Mizzou Women's Basketball
Robinson, a 5-foot-10 junior from Chicago, is entering her first season with the Tigers. She transferred to Missouri in April from Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.
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